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J.Crew Apologizes For Black Model’s Hair Style

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J. Crew and it’s sister brand Madewell recently faced major backlash for the styling of a black model’s hair. The photo went viral and many social media users accused the brand of being neglectful by not hiring someone who knew how to style black hair....

Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

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Presenting @Kaepernick7‘s 2017 GQ Men of the Year cover https://t.co/HZE8XctcIA pic.twitter.com/z4aaNhyEVE — GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 13, 2017 Colin Kaepernick has been named 2017’s “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine. In the feature story titled, “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced,” GQ editors note...

Rihanna Announces Fenty’s Holiday Collection

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Rihanna is giving her Fenty Beauty fans stocking stuffers! On Thursday, she announced her new holiday collection, that is sure to be a hit. Fenty Beauty revealed a sneak peek of an upcoming Galaxy Collection for Holiday 2017, which will be released on Oct. 13 at...

Atlanta Teacher Suspended After Assigning Kodak Black Lyric Homework

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A 6th grade teacher in Atlanta has been suspended after asking students to change the lyrics from a Kodak Black song to sound more positive. The teacher at Georgia’s Bethune Middle School asked the students to change A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s “Drowning” for a school assignment. The...

Jessica Williams Is Getting Her Own Showtime Comedy

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After appearing on the Daily Show  as a correspondent, and her podcast with Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams is heading to show time. Williams is set to star in a new series for the network as black science fiction writer who comes in to her own in Brooklyn, Deadline reports.  It’s...

Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History

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Lena Waithe has made Emmy history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Waithe won for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has also had a...

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

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    Marvel comics has launched a 8-page short comic book staring a young Nigerian girl as its superhero. “Blessing in Disguise,” was written by Nnedi Okorafor, and is inspired by the Chibok girls, who were abducted by the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria (2014)....

Starbucks Names Its First Black Female COO Rosalind Brewer

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Former Sam’s Club executive Rosalind Brewer has been named the new chief operating officer and group president of Starbucks, the company announced Wednesday. Brewer is the first woman and African-American to hold the position. Brewer joined Starbucks in March as part of the 14-member of the board...

Chicago Teenager Found Dead in Hotel Freezer

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Police are investigating the death of a Chicago teen after she was found dead in a walk-in freezer in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont early Sunday morning. 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins left her home on Friday the Near West Side to attend a party on...

Spelman College to Admit Transgender Female Students

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Spelman College has announced that they will admit transgender women students starting next year. The women’s college said in a letter that they will admit those who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman will have a committee to...